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Leuven

Getting there & around

Leuven’s modern train station (016 21 21 21) is 800m east of the Grote Markt. There are frequent connections to Brussels (€4.30, 30 minutes), Mechelen (€3.70, 15 minutes), Antwerp (€6, 45 minutes), Diest (€4.30, 30 minutes), Lier (€5.70, 45 minutes) and Liège (€9, 50 minutes). There’s also now a direct line to Brussels airport (€3, 15 minutes).

Eurolines (www.eurolines.be) buses and De Lijn (016 31 37 37) local buses depart from the big new red bus station to the right as you exit the train station; there’s also an information office here. Buses 1 and 2 shuttle to the Grote Markt. A dagkaart (day card) can be bought from the info kiosk (€5/1.5 per adult/child) or on the bus (€6/2).

Bikes can be rented from Jeugdherberg De Blauwput (016 63 90 62; www.vjh.be; Martelarenlaan 11a; 8am-10pm) for €10 per day (deposit €150).